That tree spoke to me, whispred "Stop. Look at me - what do you see?" It looked like a person sitting there... I hung out there for a while (the girls always with me happy to be lost in the forest) & I thought of missing women, in particular Indigenous women, missing because they were TAKEN. Into a forest... missing. Gone.
In the past few years I have researched this too many times. Read about the Red River & how womens bodies are commonly found in it. Would there be a different response if not idgenous women - Yes, I believe there would & that is shameFULL of Canada. Why are we wasting fucking time & 'resources' with "world breaking news" like Justin in 'black face' (God forbid the day we are ALL judged for all the stupid shit we did IN OUR PAST) Or watching documentaries on netflix by Chelsea on 'white privledge' by a white privileged woman - no shit there is a problem - still... but do you know what is worse for black women, hispanic women, indigenous women - in Canada & the USA - ALL around the world... ALL colors, shapes & AGE: Murder, Abuse, sex trafficking, rape, sexual harrassment to simple (constant issues) such as less pay & job discrimination, - just for being FEMALE.
Why are we reading about bullshit in the news? WHY?
WHY is this NOT the top story... when will it be?
Why - because it would be on the news every day & it is DEPRESSING - OH well, just for a second imagine how depressing it is being the mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother, aunt,uncle, cousin, partner, friend to a missing young girl. Taken.
Time to stop saying "missing" & call it what it is - TAKEN. Stolen.
Do you care if Justin was black faced - long ago, when he was young, stupid & hairy?
(Hee hee hee) - those who judge him for it - Phhbt.
If only some cared half as much as they do about politics as missing women- there would be fewer misisng women. When we know better - we do better? Does Justin not apply to the same rules we all do? Last time I checked he was still, just a man.
It would be comical actually, if we were NOT wasting such resources - like news, journalism, awareness, education, thought, policing, money & time on what really mattered. Each other. Women.
I have another painting, inspired by another tree - another missing woman - I'm sure there are as many as I have trees... I plan on painting several to bring 'light' to the situation. Below the tree that inspired the painting.
With TLC & THC